EuCheMs  European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences

Division of Physical Chemistry

Mission statement and major goals of the Division
The EuCheMS Division of Physical Chemistry aims to strengthen the interaction of physical chemists throughout Europe.

Member Society Delegates

News & Current Activities

NEW: Result of election for Division Chair and Vice Chair (Term: 2015-2017):

Division Chair: Eckart Rühl (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Vice Chair: Salvatore Coluccia (Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy)

NEW: EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Conferences

1st Erwin Schrödinger Symposium 2014
of the Erwin Schrödinger Society for Nanosciences „Two Dimensional Nanostructures“, 26 - 28 November 2014
Natural History Museum of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Registration & Poster Submission: Link to Conference Site

Further Information (pdf File)

6th European Conference on Applications of Femtosecond Lasers in Materials Science (FemtoMat 2015)
March 15-17, 2015
Mauterndorf (Austria)

Registration and submission of contributions: Link

Further Information (pdf-File)

Bunsen-Meeting 2015
Main Topic: "Solvation Science"
May 14-16, 2015
Bochum (Germany)
Further information (Link)

1st European Conference on Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
September 14-18, 2015 (note the recently revised dates for this conference)
University of Catania, Sicily (Italy)
Details see:

Support of Scientific Conferences

The EuCheMS Division of Physical Chemistry provides support for scientific meetings (conferences/workshops) which are devoted to current topics in Physical Chemistry and related interdisciplinary topics. This requires a formal review procedure, where details can be found in the following document:
Rules for Application


Contacts & Further Information

Picture of Professor  Eckart  Ruehl

Chair, Division of Physical Chemistry (Term until 2017)
Professor Eckart Ruehl (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Email: Eckart Ruehl

Vice-Chair (Term until 2014)
Professor Dusan Velic (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)
Email: Dusan Velic

Members of Steering Committee (Term until 2014)
Prof. K. Al-Shamery (Oldenburg, Germany)
Prof. T. Bürgi (Geneva, Switzerland)
Prof. S. Coluccia (Torino, Italy)
Prof. G. Grampp (Graz, Austria)
Prof. G. Hutchings (Cardiff, UK)
Prof. W. Kautek (Vienna, Austria)
Prof. E. Rühl (Berlin, Germany)
Prof. D. Velic (Bratislava, Slovak Republic)


Previous Activties

Gas Phase Model Systems for Catalysis – GPMC 2014
April 07-09, 2014
Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Bernhardt (University of Ulm)
Further Information:


European Symposium on Current Challenges in Supramolecular Artificial Photosynthesis
Date: March 10-13, 2014
Jena (Germany)
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Benjamin Dietzek (University Jena, Germany)


Workshop on "Trends in Chemical Physics in XXI Century"
June 6-7, 2013, University of Vienna, Chemistry Department, Währinger Str. 42, A-1090 Vienna, room 2124. Local organizer: Prof. Dr. W. Kautek
Discussion of outstanding issues in physical chemistry:
(i)    Physics of elementary chemical processes
(ii)   Chemical physics of production and conversion of energy
(iii)  Physical-organic chemistry and chemical physics of new and composite materials
(iv)  Chemical physics for medicine and biology
(v)   Chemical physics of production and usage of hydrocarbon resources
(vi)  Chemical physics - new methods of investigation
(vii) Chemical physics of the atmosphere and hydrosphere


2013 Meeting of EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Division:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe (Germany) 09.05.2013, 13:00 - 15:00, Location: Engesser Str. 15, Room 127 (Building 30.45, 1st floor, "Dekanat Chemie")
Guests are welcome to join!!! 


2013 EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Conference:
Karlsruhe (Germany): 09.-11.05.2013 together with Bunsen-Meeting 2013.
All fields of Physical Chemistry are covered. Speical Topic: "Theory Meets Spectroscopy".
Further Information at:


EuCheMS Conference on Physical Chemistry: FemtoMat 5 Mauterndorf (Austria) 17.-20.02.2013.
Book of Abstracts
Further information at:
More information is obtained from Prof. Dr. W. Kautek (Univ. Vienna): wolfgang.kautek(at)


2012 Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Physical Chemistry Division during the EuCheMS-Conference in Prague: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 11:00-13:00, Location: Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Hlavova 8, Prague 2. Guests are welcome to join!


First EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Divsion event (June 2011) 

Includes information on the First EuCheMS Physical Chemistry Divsion event during the 110th Bunsentagung on 2-4 June 2011 in Berlin (Germany).

110th Bunsentagung
Event Poster